Lindelof gives update on back injury

The Swedish defender made a very commendable 45 appearances in 2020/21, but was forced to sit out certain fixtures, including games with Wolves, Aston Villa and Burnley around Christmas and New Year.

In March, Victor spoke to club media and revealed how he was having to manage the issue, especially during the congested period when we were playing every three or four days, saying he was playing through the pain.

Fortunately now though, the 27-year-old can reveal that after some rest and specific work on it during the summer, the condition is much improved.

“I feel much better now,” Victor told us.

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Bruno: Donny is working hard in the gym

In a sit-down interview that you can read in full on Thursday, Fernandes happily reports the entire squad has clearly been working hard over the summer and keeping fit even when on holiday with their familes. 

When pressed, Bruno reserves special praise for midfield team-mate Donny van de Beek and the more muscular physique the Dutchman has developed.  

Our Netherlands international was ruled out of the recent European Championship with an injury that was sustained on the tournament’s eve, and he seems to have put his time off to good use. 

As many fans have noticed in our exclusive coverage of training, van de Beek appears to be more robust as he prepares for a second season at United, determined to build on his first campaign as a Red.

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United squad: We’ll keep taking the knee

In addition, the ‘No Room For Racism’ badge will continue to be worn on the sleeves of players and match officials.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: “The Premier League, our clubs, players and match officials have a long-standing commitment to tackle racism and all forms of discrimination.

“Following our club captains’ meeting, that collective commitment was reaffirmed and the Premier League will continue to support the players’ strong voice on this important issue.

“Racism in any form is unacceptable and No Room For Racism makes our zero-tolerance stance clear. The Premier League will continue to work with our clubs, players and football partners to bring about tangible change to remove inequality from our game.”

Read more about the club’s All Red All Equal diversity campaign at manutd.com/allredallequal.

Report any instances of online racism using the See Red reporting form at manutd.com/seered.

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